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self-loading

[self-loh-ding, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈloʊ dɪŋ, ˈsɛlf-/
adjective
1.
noting or pertaining to an automatic or semiautomatic firearm.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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British Dictionary definitions for selfloading

self-loading

adjective
1.
(of a firearm) utilizing some of the force of the explosion to eject the empty shell and replace it with a new one Also autoloading See also automatic (sense 5), semiautomatic (sense 2)
Derived Forms
self-loader, noun
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